Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District

22 Thirlmere





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Hot Tub

Pub Close By

Pets - Allowed

Property Info

General Info

An immaculately-presented, detached lodge located on a superbly maintained holiday park on the shores of Lake Windermere in the beautiful Lake District. Well-appointed throughout to provide wonderful accommodation, this all ground floor Windermere cottage has three bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, and there is also a private hot tub for guests to enjoy all year round. The open plan living area exudes quality and style, with a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with a surround sound music system and French doors leading to the front decked area, complete with the hot tub and a barbecue. The lake shore is only a few hundred yards and has a jetty where boats are moored. There is plenty of space for picnics, lots of ducks to feed and the sunsets from this idyllic lakeside location are unspoilt and look out across the lake to the mountains beyond. There are excellent on-site facilities, including an indoor heated swimming pool, a restaurant with takeaway menu, a bar with live entertainment during high season, a shop, laundry facilities, an outdoor play park and a multi-use games area; perfect for football or basketball. The site even has its own marina offering one of the best boat launching facilities on Lake Windermere. Brockhole, the Lake District National Park Visitor Centre is nearby and has a tree top adventure course and pleasant gardens running down to meet Lake Windermere. The Lakeside steamers are very popular with visitors to the area and can be boarded from Ambleside or from Bowness for relaxing boat trips around Lake Windermere. There are excellent mountain bike trails in the Grizedale Forest and the opportunity to hire bikes, so why not take a day trip there with the whole family for a fun-filled day out? There is even a 'black run' especially for the more experienced cyclist. There are numerous walks for all abilities through some of the most breathtaking countryside in England, what better way to spend your day before returning to your beautiful Windermere lodge? Read More

Property Info

All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin. Shower room with shower unit, basin and WC. Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area (seats 5) with electric fire.


Gas central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, shared on-site laundry facilities (coin operated), dishwasher, Modern flat screen TV with Freeview & integrated Blu-ray DVD. Some Sky channels are available. Bluetooth sound bar. WiFi available on-site. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Front decked terrace with hot tub, outside garden furniture. Shared use of facilities, including indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, play park and multi-use games area. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 3 mins walk. Note: Property entrance is accessed by 3 steps. Note: Due to lakeside location, children should be supervised. Note: Due to the site's rural location, WiFi signal can be intermittent. Note: At check-in guests will be provided with a barrier pass number to use in the barrier key pad providing vehicular access to the park. Note: Guests wishing to use the on-site leisure facilities will need to purchase a leisure pass from reception Off peak: £7.95 per adult and £5.95 per child Peak: £9.95 per adult and £6.95 per child (June, July, August) The pass is for full access to the complex centre, which includes pool, gym and entertainment

A pass is not required for access to the bar and restaurant. The pass is valid for the duration of your stay. Passes for children are for ages 2-17, children 0-2 are free.
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The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Electric
  • Seats 5 people
  • Not sunken
  • Not undercover
  • Located outside



We liked the location, the size of the lodge, and the hot tub was a great addition. This was a very comfortable and clean, well equipped lodge with a large gas BBQ. Could not want for more and would definitely go back.

Had an absolutely fantastic week. The lodge was really comfortable, will definitely be going again next year.

The Lodge was spacious, warm and in beautiful surroundings. The location of the White Cross Bay complex was very convenient for both Windermere and Ambleside with everything available to meet our needs. The position of the lodge within the complex was good, being a short walk away from the waterfront. The decked area with its own hot tub and seating, with integrated barbecue added to the appeal.

A happy week but...

This is a reluctantly negative review – Lake Windermere is beautiful and White Cross Bay is perfect for families. This lodge, however, was dirty and dusty on arrival. I have subsequently seen that other reviewees have had the same experience and it seems a shame that the owners are not addressing it. I spent an hour cleaning before I felt comfortable to unpack my family’s belongings and contacted the owners accordingly. They alluded to the fact that they had problems with their cleaners and compensated us with a bottle of wine. Nevertheless, it diminished what should have been a relaxing time. The lodge welcomes dogs and this is evident when you enter the property – there is an unfortunate lingering smell. Our main issue, however, centred on some blood left on linen after I suffered a foot injury. The owners’ response was to dispose of everything without attempting laundry and deduct this amount from our housekeeping bond. They also charged us for a new double duvet for which they could never produce a receipt, and for a towel which they claimed we took at the end of the week. We did not. What ensued was an acrimonious dispute which saw our ‘guest’ status quickly descend to ‘strangers’ and the owners contradict one another in their emails to us. They clearly felt aggrieved that we had left some dirt on their linen – as did we that our housekeeping bond had been unreasonably retained. After much debate, they agreed to drop the towel charge as a ‘gesture of good faith’, but in fact that amount is still owing to us. We paid in the region of £1,300 for a week in the lodge and assumed that amount covered laundering of linen. It did not. Further, I would urge them to review a practice of compensating their guests with inexpensive alcohol when they themselves are happy to exact a financial penalty. In terms of facilities, the beds are tired and could do with replacing, but the kitchen is well equipped and overall the lodge is warm and comfortable. In brief, this is a great spot if cleanliness is secondary to you. If it’s not, give this one a miss.

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A total of 4 people stayed in this cottage, it was absolutely disgusting, flies, microwave , cooker filthy , bathrooms mouldy and hairs and fluff everywhere, crockery chipped , And really smelly. We paid nearly £900 for this, what an absolutely waste of hard earned money, this is in June 2016 , goodness knows what it costs in August. Regards Carol sparrow.


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